Events for Friday 7th September 2012
On This Day in History
WWII: Start of the Blitz7th September 1940
The sustained bombing of Britain during The Blitz hit many towns and cities across the country, beginning with the bombing of London for 76 consecutive nights from the 7th September 1940. By the end of May 1941, over 43,000 civilians, half of them in London, had been killed by bombing and more than a million houses destroyed or damaged in London alone.
Further ReadingA Wander Through Wartime London
(Paperback - 140 pages)
by Clive Harris
Through a series of five walks this book discovers the sights, sounds and experience of the capital at war; it details the remaining tangible evidence of the dark days via air raid shelter signs, bomb damage on buildings and memorials detailing heroic and often tragic events.
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